Amazines Free Article Archive
www.amazines.com - Thursday, October 17, 2019
Read about the most recent changes and happenings at Amazines.com
Log into your account or register as a new author. Start submitting your articles right now!
Search our database for articles.
Subscribe to receive articles emailed straight to your email account. You may choose multiple categories.
View our newest articles submitted by our authors.
View our most top rated articles rated by our visitors.
* Please note that this is NOT the ARTICLE manager
Add a new EZINE, or manage your EZINE submission.
Add fresh, free web content to your site such as newest articles, web tools, and quotes with a single piece of code!
Home What's New? Submit/Manage Articles Latest Posts Top Rated Article Search
Google
Subscriptions Manage Ezines
CATEGORIES
 Article Archive
 Advertising (133313)
 Advice (160846)
 Affiliate Programs (34734)
 Art and Culture (73685)
 Automotive (145676)
 Blogs (75043)
 Boating (9840)
 Books (17122)
 Buddhism (4124)
 Business (1328461)
 Business News (426309)
 Business Opportunities (366262)
 Camping (10961)
 Career (72723)
 Christianity (15840)
 Collecting (11637)
 Communication (115055)
 Computers (241950)
 Construction (38995)
 Consumer (49679)
 Cooking (17061)
 Copywriting (6567)
 Crafts (18204)
 Cuisine (7538)
 Current Affairs (20384)
 Dating (45775)
 EBooks (19685)
 E-Commerce (48201)
 Education (185227)
 Electronics (83492)
 Email (6392)
 Entertainment (159829)
 Environment (28935)
 Ezine (3039)
 Ezine Publishing (5446)
 Ezine Sites (1550)
 Family & Parenting (110900)
 Fashion & Cosmetics (196387)
 Female Entrepreneurs (11842)
 Feng Shui (130)
 Finance & Investment (310266)
 Fitness (106052)
 Food & Beverages (62863)
 Free Web Resources (7938)
 Gambling (30224)
 Gardening (25103)
 Government (10512)
 Health (629456)
 Hinduism (2205)
 Hobbies (44034)
 Home Business (91553)
 Home Improvement (251337)
 Home Repair (46124)
 Humor (4819)
 Import - Export (5453)
 Insurance (45130)
 Interior Design (29545)
 International Property (3484)
 Internet (190981)
 Internet Marketing (146327)
 Investment (22824)
 Islam (1167)
 Judaism (1356)
 Law (80476)
 Link Popularity (4591)
 Manufacturing (20842)
 Marketing (98766)
 MLM (14136)
 Motivation (18213)
 Music (27001)
 New to the Internet (9479)
 Non-Profit Organizations (4048)
 Online Shopping (129614)
 Organizing (7803)
 Party Ideas (11855)
 Pets (38081)
 Poetry (2234)
 Press Release (12672)
 Public Speaking (5618)
 Publishing (7523)
 Quotes (2407)
 Real Estate (126613)
 Recreation & Leisure (95264)
 Relationships (87455)
 Research (16158)
 Sales (80317)
 Science & Technology (110203)
 Search Engines (23451)
 Self Improvement (153096)
 Seniors (6231)
 Sexuality (35942)
 Small Business (49283)
 Software (82994)
 Spiritual (23464)
 Sports (116077)
 Tax (7658)
 Telecommuting (34066)
 Travel & Tourism (307314)
 UK Property Investment (3118)
 Video Games (13427)
 Web Traffic (11726)
 Website Design (56814)
 Website Promotion (36564)
 World News (1000+)
 Writing (35764)
Author Spotlight
OLEG KOBETS

Oleg has been providing SEO, Copywriting and Content Management services for 10+ years. For the last...more
ANISH SAH

My Name is Anish Sah, I am an Internet Marketing and SEO Expert, Social Media Guru and young Entrepr...more
SHWETA SINGH

This article has been written by a verified author, Shweta Singh. She has been in the business of wr...more
WILLIAM ELSENRATH

I'm retired and help my wife with her home business. I do the work behind the scenes by writing arti...more
CACEY TAYLOR

Im just a man who likes to be happy and see others happy. Im into home business, sports, family, and...more


The Personal Testimony of a Psychiatric Patient by John Backster





Article Author Biography
The Personal Testimony of a Psychiatric Patient by
Article Posted: 07/27/2013
Article Views: 419
Articles Written: 5
Word Count: 581
Article Votes: 0
AddThis Social Bookmark Button

The Personal Testimony of a Psychiatric Patient


 
Ezine,Health,Writing
In the mid 90's, I complained to my PCP about memory difficulties. He mentioned adult attention disorder. He sent me to a psychiatrist who started me on a series of stimulants. There was no discussion of symptoms or tests involved before starting this experiment. Of course, none of these medications helped me with my so-called “problem.” I became anxious and depressed. It seemed like the psychiatrists tested me with 100s of medications in an effort to find a "cure" to my problem. I had dozens of DSM-IV diagnoses including attention deficit disorder, Asperger's syndrome, bipolar disorder, psychosis, and various personality disorders. At one point, I underwent neuropsychological testing, which revealed executive dysfunction disorder.

My doctors were extremely liberal in handing out all kinds of medications that had nothing to do with my primary diagnosis of bipolar disorder. I landed in the hospital a couple of times because of the side effects. The doctors never tested me or asked me any questions to determine whether I actually had the symptoms relating to the illnesses for which they were treating me. It’s an experience like no other.

I’d like to point out, that psychiatrists cannot easily be sued, because it might obstruct them from keeping the “crazy psych patients” out of public view. I have heard the term “crazy psych patients” used by emergency room hospital staff. If a psychiatric suit was brought to trial, who is the jury going to believe; the Harvard educated doctor, or the mental patient? It seems obvious to me.

It’s funny. I was the one who came up with the bipolar diagnosis. I got the information from a film. "Hey. That sounds like me." So the medical professionals ran with it for many years. After a while, I would tell them what they wanted hear, because I thought that was my "job" as a mental patient. Every week or two, I would hear “There’s something wrong with you.” They have their own way of saying it using medical terminology. This went on for well over fifteen years. It wears a person down. The bipolar label is terrible. Interestingly enough, I have never had one person tell me there is something wrong with me. That is unless I told the person first.

Recently, I came off of Risperdal after doing my fifteen year sentence. I discovered that this drug suppresses one’s emotions. These feelings seem to have memories of some kind. Memories never disappear. I believe it’s difficult to erase a memory, even in cases of amnesia and Alzheimer's disease. The stress of my long psychiatric experience came back to me all at once.

I submitted a couple angry articles concerning my experiences to a number of Internet directories. This act came as a result of being freed from the chemical restraint of Risperdal. The articles mentioned can be found in directories similar to the one this paper was submitted to. I admit; I probably didn’t make a smart decision by putting my medical history on the Internet. I was thinking that some people might benefit from my negative experience.

I have never been hospitalized or arrested for my supposed illnesses. I was only hospitalized when I experienced an adverse drug reaction.

Recently, my neurologist diagnosed me with executive dysfunction disorder. What a surprise. My memory complaint is what initiated me into the psychiatric system.

This is a possible experience one might have by making an appointment with a therapist or a psychiatrist. Tread this system carefully.

Related Articles - dangerous psychiatric medications, psychiatric malpractice, psychologist malpractice, therapist malpractice, mental health patient investigations, sch,

Email this Article to a Friend!

Receive Articles like this one direct to your email box!
Subscribe for free today!

 Rate This Article  
Completely useless, should be removed from directory.
Minimal useful information.
Decent and informative.
Great article, very informative and helpful.
A 'Must Read'.

 

Do you Agree or Disagree? Have a Comment? POST IT!

 Reader Opinions 
Submit your comments and they will be posted here.
Make this comment or to the Author only:
Name:
Email:
*Your email will NOT be posted. This is for administrative purposes only.
Comments: *Your Comments WILL be posted to the AUTHOR ONLY if you select PRIVATE and to this PUBLIC PAGE if you select PUBLIC, so write accordingly.
 
Please enter the code in the image:



 Author Login 
LOGIN
Register for Author Account

 

Advertiser Login

 

ADVERTISE HERE NOW!
   Limited Time $60 Offer!
   90  Days-1.5 Million Views  

 

Great Paranormal Romance


STEPHEN BYE

Steve Bye is currently a fiction writer, who published his first novel, ‘Looking Forward Through The...more
LAURA JEEVES

At LeadGenerators, we specialise in content-led Online Marketing Strategies for our clients in the t...more
SUSAN FRIESEN

Susan Friesen, founder of the award-winning web development and digital marketing firm eVision Media...more
STEVERT MCKENZIE

Stevert Mckenzie, Travel Enthusiast. ...more
GENE MYERS

Author of four books and two screenplays; frequent magazine contributor. I have four other books "in...more
TIM FAY

I am not a writer nor am I trying to become a writer. I am an average person with average intelligen...more
JOANNA MORGAN

Joanna Morgan has a huge passion for making money online from home and enjoys traveling around the w...more
JAMES OLEANDER

James Oleander is a professional writer on business and financial topics. He has published many arti...more
JASON NG

Jason Ng has a huge passion for the health and fitness industry as he strongly believes that having ...more
LANCE CHAPMAN

An experienced, resourceful and highly motivated IT professional, with a proven record of success in...more

HomeLinksAbout UsContact UsTerms of UsePrivacy PolicyFAQResources
Copyright © 2019, All rights reserved.
Some pages may contain portions of text relating to certain topics obtained from wikipedia.org under the GNU FDL license